Simple Easy Banana Cake Recipe Anyone Can Make

Quick and Easy Banana Cake Recipe
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Simple Easy Banana Cake Anyone Can Make


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of self-raising flour
  • 2-4 bananas - to taste (Although I sometimes use more as I am a banana freak!)

To make banana cake you will need a cake or loaf tin, just for it to hold its shape. I am now a convert and I use the silicone bakeware, these are floppy containers, but the food always slides straight out of them, there's no greasing, nothing ever sticks or burns and to wash them up you simply rinse them out! I can highly recommend you get some.

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Simple Easy Banana Cake: Method

  1. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and, cream it off.
  2. Add the flour and egg.
  3. Mix it all together.
  4. Add the bananas, sliced, and mix them in.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F
  6. Place the cake mix in a cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes. You can tell it's cooked if you slide a knife into the middle and it comes out cliean: if you see steam on the knife that's perfect as it means the cake is moist, but there should be no cake mixture on the knife.

Serving Suggestion

Just eat it... you don't need me to tell you how! This simple banana cake recipe can be served hot or cold, as a cake, or covered in custard, with ice-cream or your favourite gooey topping!

Storing Your Banana Cake

Once you've cooked your simple banana cake, it can be kept in a cake tin, or lidded container, to keep it fresh. Wait for it to cool down first. You might like to cover it with tin foil or clingfilm, but if it's in an airtight container it'll be fine.

Banana cake will stay moist for 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container.

Can You Freeze Banana Cake?

Why not try slicing and freezing your banana cake - so you can readily take a slice out when you need it and defrost it naturally, or use a microwave to defrost it if you're in a hurry.

If you plan to use your banana cake in lunchboxes, then if you slice it and freeze the slices wrapped up, then you can take the frozen slice out of the freezer and put it into a lunchbox in the morning - and it'll have defrosted by lunchtime and helped to keep the rest of the lunchbox items cool.

If your cake is about a week old - and you really think it might be a little dry, you can always serve it hot (microwaved) with a helping of hot custard over the top.

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stefania olievti 7 years ago

making this cake took me about 15 minutes, not even, and it cameout just excellent- all my frineds loved it! accept i changed it up a wee bit, i added some chocolate chips, and i sprinkled walnut shaving ontop of it when serving it.

it was excellent.


leigh 6 years ago

great cake, quick and easy to make. everyone loved it (: i added a little milk too make it wetter, chocolate chips and cinnamon. YUM

jasmine 6 years ago

i made this cake for my dad and hes loved it so im going to make again and again and again

Rebecca 6 years ago

Thanks very much, this is a great recipe. My housemates loved their dessert tonight!

lily 6 years ago

i didn't made this cake yet, is it okay to put all purpose flour instead of self-raising flour? i know they are both different but i was just wondering

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earner 6 years ago from United Kingdom Author

All purpose flour is what we call "plain" and doesn't contain a raising agent. Self-raising contains a raising agent.

So you'd really need to add a teaspoon of baking powder if you use all purpose flour.

smilin4real 6 years ago

I lost my recipe so used yours. I sliced some of the bananas and mashed some and put mixed chopped nuts to it as I didn't have any walnuts and it was great. Thank you and Happy New Year :-)

urgentplsrespond 6 years ago

URGENT: how many people can eat this?

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earner 6 years ago from United Kingdom Author

It's a standard loaf tin size. So serves 4-12, depending how large your guests are and how hungry they are!

Tamela 6 years ago

Wow so quick and simple!! Yummy too--I added some fresh pecans to it--it was awinner at my house!! Thanks

orange freak :p 6 years ago

try adding some blood oranges and dark chocolate! most awesome cake ever

Kim 5 years ago

I had some over ripe bananas which I was about to throw out and then decided to Google an easy banana loaf recipe... WOW! this is great! A winner! Will keep this recipe handy every time I have over ripe bananas, which is often. My kids prefer the banana loaf anyway. Thanks :)

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saif113sb 5 years ago

very great information Banana Cake recipe. Thanks

me 5 years ago

so easy made 2 and turned out so lovely every time

diane 5 years ago

hi, how much is a cup full

Aisha D. 5 years ago

I just placed the cake mix in the oven and hope I did it right! I added greek yogurt, chocolate candies (M&Ms, Crunch ect) and canned cooking milk, and half a teaspoon of Baking Soda, I also used wheat flour. :) Seems easy enough, hope it taste great too!

SD 5 years ago

Easy and quick recipe. I altered it a bit. Added 1/2 cup milk and used 2 eggs instead of 1.

Cake came out really good.. moist and tasty

nosey1988 5 years ago

really good recipe-thanx!

tiff 5 years ago

can u add vinilla extract

SELENA GOMEZ 5 years ago

TASTY CAKE.....................................

Roland 5 years ago

LOL... I love the process of making this cake... what I laugh aloud is that "Serving Suggestion" you wrote.... any way... How many people can this cake provide?

Dottie 4 years ago

Baking the cake now, its so simply explained thank you so much.

graham 4 years ago

Amazing quick and easy vale many thanks

Jane 4 years ago

I will try it looks delicous!

coldcrew 4 years ago

Perfect! Just what I wanted. i'll use this recipe next time. Thanks for sharing.

Ivy 4 years ago

Just accidentally mixed flour and butter first...

wish me luck... I'm outta butter so I can't make a new one...


claire 4 years ago

just made this and i cant cook thanks, tastes good will be making gain

Colin 3 years ago

This looked like a cake even a bloke can make and I needed to bake a cake to take to work for a charity day tomorrow. It turned out perfect and tomorrow I'll be selling it for $1 to raise money for the local Hospice.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comment Colin

Glad the cake worked out great for you - and good luck with your charity day. Next year, make two!!

lenny 3 years ago

Thank you so much for the easy and nice cake !!!

i didn't have any idea for cake ; I just make one and i so proud it is so delicious!!

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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comment lenny - glad you enjoyed my easy banana cake recipe!

I'll be making one myself for the weekend... but shhh, don't tell anybodyy as it's too good to share :)

Georgia 2 years ago

Can I mash the bananas or do they need to be sliced?

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earner 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Yes Georgia - you can mash the bananas. Mash them, slice them, cut them into chunks - whatever you think. They all make a great banana cake.

Loulou 15 months ago

Well it's in the oven so hopefully will be good , have no scales as just moved to Kuwait !

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